Dubai launches new residency programme

Dubai has launched a new residency programme to help personals working overseas, which allows them to stay with their families and work remotely from the Emirate. This programme helps them to relocate to the Emirate.

The programme is valid for a year and can be renewed every year for the same period. It costs $287, plus medical insurance with valid UAE coverage and processing fee per person.

They can enjoy all the benefits available in Dubai like other residents, such as access to local telecoms and utilities services and even schooling options for the children. The benefit of zero income tax policy will also be made available for the applicants.

The applicants must follow certain conditions to avail the programme:

  • Possess a passport with a minimum validity of six months
  • Should have health insurance with UAE coverage validity
  • Proof of employment from the current employer with one-year contract validity
  • Proof of employment from the current employer with one-year contract validity
  • Must earn a minimum salary of $5000 per month
  • Must submit previous month’s pay slip
  • 3 months bank statement should also be submitted

If the applicant is the owner of a company, he/she should provide proof of ownership (at least one year) along with average monthly income of $5000 supported by three month’s bank statement.

In order to apply for the programme, the applicants can submit the forms directly through: www.visitdubai.com/en/sc7/travel-planning/travel-tools/work-remotely-in-dubai.

Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said that the pandemic has changed the lives of people and has caused a tremendous change in how we live. This programme will help the expatriates to work remotely and be with the family for a few months or even years while enjoying the quality of life in Dubai.

Dubai is trying to come up with solutions to help people enjoy the life in Dubai even amidst the global pandemic. Every now and then they are introducing new schemes to promote Dubai tourism and to attract more people to the Emirate.

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